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County of El Dorado Accountant I/II in Placerville, California

Accountant I/II

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Accountant I/II


$59,425.60 - $80,308.80 Annually


Placerville, CA

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



List Used By Multiple Departments

Opening Date


Closing Date

7/23/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

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The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.


Accountants are used in many County departments. You will have the chance to perform professional accounting work related to the maintenance of County accounting records and the preparation of associated ledgers, journals and reports.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Review accounting and financial documents to ensure accuracy of information and calculations and make correcting entries.

  • Examine supporting documentation to establish proper authorization and conformance with agreements, contracts, and state and federal regulations.

  • Prepare trial balances; coordinate and calculate periodic closings.

  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations of general ledger, journals, subsidiary accounts and bank statements.

  • Compile and prepare general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules.

  • Maintain expenditure and budgetary control accounts.

  • Prepare and coordinate budget appropriation transfers.

  • Assist in the preparation of and analyze and adjust budgets for departmental and County funds.

  • Confer with departmental representatives and provide information regarding budgeting and accounting processes.

  • Analyze and prepare varied financial statements and reports.

For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here ( .

Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations:


Accountant I: Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university in accounting, finance, business administration, economics, or a closely related field. Sub professional accounting support work may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years.

Accountant II: In addition to the above, two years of accounting experience, equivalent to the County's class of Accountant I. Preferably in a governmental or public agency.

Click here ( to view the minimum qualifications for Accountant I/II, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.


Apply online by clicking the 'Apply" link at the top of this announcement. When your online application is complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Rachel Wallick in Human Resources at


The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

An online written exam will be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking and placement on the eligibility list. If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications and are therefore eligible to participate, you will be notified by email at least one week prior to the examination. The tentative distribution date for this test is July 26, 2024. Only those qualified candidates who pass the written exam will continue in the recruitment process.

If you have taken this examination within six (6) months prior to the scheduled date of the examination, your score will automatically be transferred to this exam and you are not permitted to sit for this examination. If you have taken this examination from greater than six (6) months but within twelve (12) months prior to the scheduled date of the examination, you may elect to transfer that examination score or sit for the examination again; you must contact Human Resources prior to the scheduled exam date to request that your previous score be transferred.

A transferred examination score does not guarantee passing the current examination administration. Examination pass points are set in accordance with the EEOC Uniform Employee Selection Guidelines.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here. (

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.


The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Accountant I/II. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time, and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. We currently have the following vacancies.

  • One (1) full time vacancy in the Administration and Finance division of the Health and Human Services Agency, located in Placerville, Ca. Please see the ideal candidate statement below.


The Ideal Candidate will enjoy a robust environment that includes governmental fund accounting, reconciling in excel, balancing journal entries, allocating costs and working within a fiscal team. Intermediate and advanced excel skills are a must.

Those invited to participate in the interview process will have an additional written exercise conducted at the time of the interview. This exercise offers the opportunity to showcase experience in performing journal entries and ledger reconciliation.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history. Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:

  • 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento

  • 50 miles from Sacramento Airport

  • 129 miles to San Francisco

    Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:

  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports

  • Skiing and Snowboarding

  • Live Music and Music Festivals

  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries

  • El Dorado County Fair

  • Placerville Speedway

  • Farm to Fork Restaurants

  • Local Shopping Gems

    Employees that are buying a home in El Dorado County may qualify for down payment assistance. Click here ( for more information .


The County of El Dorado is committed to providing a comprehensive, flexible benefits program to meet your needs!

For your Health and Well-Being:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts - FSA & HSA

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Basic Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Discounts on gym memberships

For your Financial Future:

  • CalPERS Retirement

  • Deferred Compensation (457) Plans

  • Optional Life Insurance

For your Work/Life Balance:

  • Paid Holidays

  • Floating Holidays

  • Vacation and sick leave accruals

To learn more about the benefits offered by the County of El Dorado please visit our website located here ( .

Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law.